Update on Timeline for SAS Equity Solicitation Process
SAS AB (“SAS” or the “Company”) announces that it will extend the timeline for its equity solicitation process by one week, at the request of one or more bidders. The new deadline for potential investors to submit final bids is September 25, 2023.
SAS is currently running a competitive and broad equity solicitation process, with the aim of soliciting investments in the reorganized Company. SAS has received substantial interest from potential investors participating in the process. At the request of one or more bidders, SAS has decided to extend the timeline for the equity solicitation process by one week. With the extended timeline, the new deadline for potential investors to submit final bids is September 25, 2023. SAS currently aims to complete court approval of its court-supervised process in the US around year-end, to be followed by any regulatory approvals and procedures required in 2024.
Additional information about the Company’s voluntary Chapter 11 process is available on the Company’s dedicated restructuring website, https://sasgroup.net/transformation. Court filings and other documents related to the Chapter 11 process in the U.S. are available on a separate website administered by SAS’ claims agent, Kroll Restructuring Administration LLC, at https://cases.ra.kroll.com/SAS. Information is also available by calling (844) 242-7491 (U.S./Canada) or +1 (347) 338-6450 (International), as well as by email at SASInfo@ra.kroll.com.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is serving as global legal counsel and Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB is serving as Swedish legal counsel to SAS. Seabury Securities LLC and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB are serving as investment bankers, Seabury is also serving as restructuring advisor, and FTI Consulting is serving as financial advisor to SAS.
For further information, please contact:
SAS Press office, +46 8 797 29 44
Investor Relations, +46 70 997 7070
SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline, with main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, flies to destinations in Europe, USA and Asia. Spurred by a Scandinavian heritage and sustainability values, SAS aims to be the driving force in sustainable aviation and in the transition toward net zero emissions. We are continuously reducing our carbon emissions through using more sustainable aviation fuel, investing in new fuel-efficient aircraft and technology innovation together with partners – thereby contributing towards the industry target of net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. In addition to flight operations, SAS offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and air cargo services. SAS is a founding member of the Star Alliance™, and together with its partner airlines offers a wide network worldwide. Learn more at https://www.sasgroup.net
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